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MP: Afghanistan is ‘unwinnable war of occupation’

ITV | Members of military families will join Labour MP Paul Flynn at today's ceremony, who was suspended from parliament over comments he made about...

MP Accuses Ministers of Afghanistan War Lies

Paul Flynn has been suspended from the House of Commons after accusing defence ministers of lying about events surrounding the deaths of soldiers in...

US contractor investigated for $1 billion fees in Afghanistan

Associated Press Federal prosecutors are investigating whether a U.S. contractor managing more than $1 billion in reconstruction contracts in Afghanistan overcharged the government. Prosecutors acknowledged in...

White House Ducks Afghanistan Exit

by Tom Andrews It was difficult watching the Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing of General David Petraeus today. The number one line of questioning...

31 ‘insurgents’ killed in Afghanistan

Regional police claim Nato, Afghan and allied special forces killed over three dozen insurgent fighters in separate overnight operations in northern and eastern Afghanistan. Two...

A RESPONSE TO HILLARY CLINTON’S ASSERTION THAT ALL NATIONS SHOULD PLAY A PART IN...

A RESPONSE TO HILLARY CLINTON’S ASSERTION THAT ALL NATIONS SHOULD PLAY A PART IN THE AFGHANISTAN MISSION John Chuckman Hillary Clinton, in a just-published piece on the Afghanistan mission (see note at bottom), offers us nothing helpful or enlightening, only boiler-plate American slogans, the kind of stuff you’d hear from some provincial Congressman giving a […]

Wikipedia Censored News of Afghanistan Kidnapping

THE New York Times worked with Wikipedia to keep news of the kidnapping of one of its reporters in Afghanistan off the online user-edited...

Agents say DEA is forcing them illegally to work in Afghanistan

As the Obama administration ramps up the Drug Enforcement Administration's presence in Afghanistan, some special-agent pilots contend that they're being illegally forced to go...

Soldier Refuses Deployment to Afghanistan

Agosto, a soldier based at Fort Hood in Texas, is publicly refusing orders to deploy to Afghanistan. He recently wrote on military forms: "There...

New US commander in Afghanistan assembles team of assassins

By Bill Van Auken | Confirmed Wednesday as President Barack Obama’s new commander for the widening war in Afghanistan and Pakistan, General Stanley McChrystal has...

Suspected war criminal to lead U.S. forces in Afghanistan

On July 22 2006, Human Rights Watch issued a report titled “No blood, no foul” about American torture practices at three facilities in Iraq....

Afghanistan: NATO Should ‘Come Clean’ on White Phosphorus

NATO forces in Afghanistan should immediately release the results of their investigation into a March 14, 2009, incident in which an 8-year-old girl in...

US airstrikes kill scores of civilians in Afghanistan

By Bill Van Auken | On the eve of a tripartite summit in Washington which the Obama administration has organized with the presidents of...

Obama lays out Afghanistan war strategy

By James Cogan | The desperation at the heart of the Obama administration's plans for escalating the war in Afghanistan was laid bare in the...

Afghanistan: Annual report (2008) – protection of civilians in armed conflict

KABUL AND GENEVA — 17 FEBRUARY 2009 — The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today publishes its report on the situation of...

Obama set to launch military “surge” in Afghanistan

By Barry Grey President Barack Obama is set to formally authorize the dispatch of 10,000 to 12,000 additional US combat troops to Afghanistan, the beginning...

Blackwater under review in Afghanistan

The State Department's inspector general will review services provided by Blackwater Worldwide in Afghanistan, only weeks after the Baghdad government canceled the embattled security...

Fisk: Afghanistan in Crisis

By Robert Fisk | The collapse of Afghanistan is closer than the world believes. Kandahar is in Taliban hands–all but a square mile at the...

Most Britons want troops out of Afghanistan: poll

AFP | More than two-thirds of Britons believe British troops should be pulled out of Afghanistan next year, according to an opinion poll released...

British commander in Afghanistan quits

A commander of Britain's elite special forces in Afghanistan has resigned, a defence source said on Saturday, declining to give further details. Major Sebastian Morley,...

British envoy says mission in Afghanistan is doomed, according to leaked memo

The official version of the US-led campaign in Afghanistan received a blow today with a leaked report that the British Ambassador in Kabul believes...

Winter Soldier: Eye Witness Accounts of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

By John Stauber | Two years ago public revulsion against the Bush Administration's unnecessary and disastrous attack and occupation of Iraq resulted in the...

Journalists warned to get out of Afghanistan

AUSTRALIAN journalists in Afghanistan have been targeted by terrorists and were warned yesterday by the Federal Government to consider leaving the country. "Credible reports suggest...

Marines ordered to stay longer in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has ordered roughly 1,250 Marines serving as trainers for the Afghan security forces to stay on the warfront about a...

Afghanistan: Not a Good War

By Conn Hallinan | Every war has a story line. World War I was “the war to end all wars.” World War II was...

Pentagon eyes sending hundreds of troops to Afghanistan

AP | WASHINGTON - Top Pentagon leaders are expected to recommend soon that Defense Secretary Robert Gates order hundreds of additional U.S. troops to...

NATO: 6,000 troops urgently needed in Afghanistan

BERLIN (Reuters) | Up to 6,000 additional troops are urgently needed in Afghanistan and a failure to deploy them will only prolong the presence of...

CIA death squads killing with “impunity” in Afghanistan

By Joe Kay | A United Nations investigator released a preliminary report last week citing widespread civilian deaths in Afghanistan, often at the hands...

‘US cannot win in Afghanistan’

Press TV | The US-led coalition is not winning the war in Afghanistan and now is the time to make a fundamental correction, says a...

Bush promises more troops for Afghanistan

Suzanne Goldenberg | guardian.co.uk, George Bush today promised to send more troops to Afghanistan after his departure from the White House next year, whatever the...

Gates recommends additional troops for Afghanistan

By David Morgan U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has recommended sending additional troops to Afghanistan to reinforce NATO forces but there is no final decision...

Korean troops out of Afghanistan

South Korean troops have returned home from Afghanistan, ending the country's five-year contribution to US-led forces there.   The pullout of 195 troops — mostly...

Afghanistan: The Dollar Line

Chimes of Freedom The Battle of Musa Kala is supposedly over and the city is once more in the hands of NATO forces. There...

Canada Asks: Why are we fighting in Afghanistan?

by Edward C. Corrigan     U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in his government's recent Throne Speech announced that he wants to extend Canada's...

Japan pulls out of Afghanistan coalition

Justin McCurry in Tokyo Guardian Unlimited A Pakistani destroyer (l) is refuelled by the Japanese vessel Tokiwa in the Arabian Sea. Photograph: Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force/AP Japan's...

The War on Afghanistan Was Wrong, Too

By Jacob G. Hornberger While most Americans have turned against the Iraq War, many of them still think that the war on Afghanistan was morally...

Democrats pass “anti-war” bill that funds the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Barry Grey After weeks of public posturing and behind-the-scenes maneuvering, Democrats in the House of Representatives secured passage Friday of an emergency spending bill that...

Watchdog says government has tried to silence him on Afghanistan

STEPHANIE GASKELLpoliticoMay 9, 2013 The watchdog who tracks the billions of taxpayer dollars spent to rebuild Afghanistan says government officials have tried to silence him...

Julian Assange and the Agenda for Global War

For almost a decade Washington has sought to silence, jail and eliminate the world’s most prominent investigative journalist, Julian Assange (JA) and his team...

Hero Priest Entered Burning Notre Dame

A French priest who helped the wounded in the Bataclan terror attack on Paris and who survived an ambush in Afghanistan also emerged as a hero of...

Diego Garcia: The “Unsinkable Carrier” Springs a Leak

Photograph Source Laurens~commonswiki – Public Domain The recent decision by the Hague-based International Court of Justice that the Chagos Islands — with its huge U.S....

Why Julian Assange’s Extradition Must Be Opposed at All Costs

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair On Thursday, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by the UK police inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he...

You Have the Right to Remain Silent – Consortiumnews

The arrest of Julian Assange was an act of revenge by the US government that strikes at the heart of...

‘British Gitmo’ jail where Julian Assange is being held — RT UK News

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being held at Belmarsh Prison, a notorious jail in southeast...

Assange’s Indictment Treats Journalism as a Crime

After living under a grant of asylum in London’s Ecuadorian embassy for nearly seven years, WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange was forcibly ejected and arrested...

Roaming Charges: Tongue-Tied and Twisted

Alcatraz Prison. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + Let’s recall exactly the kind of crimes that Chelsea Manning (who remains in prison for refusing to testify...

Requiem for the Fourth Estate

This originally appeared at Consortium News. It is a very sad day for the rule of law. Today’s broad-daylight manhandling and kidnapping of Julian Assange from...

Requiem for the Fourth Estate

This originally appeared at Consortium News. It is a very sad day for the rule of law. Today’s broad-daylight manhandling and kidnapping of Julian Assange from...

Requiem for the Fourth Estate

This originally appeared at Consortium News. It is a very sad day for the rule of law. Today’s broad-daylight manhandling and kidnapping of Julian Assange from...

Corbyn opposes extradition of Assange — RT UK News

Leader of the opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has publicly opposed UK’s possible extradition of...

Will Ukraine’s 2019 election matter? Importing Terrorists-Exporting Terror 1992-2019

The shame of post-2014 Ukraine is that the only equivalent situation that could exist is putting the Ukrainian SS death camp guards, their families, and officers’...

Ron Paul to RT (VIDEO) — RT USA News

Commenting on the 70th anniversary of NATO, former US Congressman Ron Paul told RT the alliance...

5 times video games were just blatant US war propaganda — RT USA News

It’s long been known that Hollywood works hand-in-glove with the CIA to produce entertainment imbued with...

Three American service members and contractor killed in Afganistan — US military — RT...

Three US service members and a contractor were killed and three other soldiers injured near Bagram...

British Army chief mocked on Twitter for ‘laughable’ video on military scandals — RT...

A stern video posted by the British Army chief has created quite a stir online...

British Army chief mocked on Twitter for ‘laughable’ video on military scandals — RT...

A stern video posted by the British Army chief has created quite a stir online...

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I’m Leaving the US Army, But the Forever Wars Will Go On Without Me

“Patriotism, in the trenches, was too remote a sentiment, and at once rejected as fit only for civilians, or prisoners.” —Robert Graves, Goodbye To...

NATO and US Foreign Policy: Dangers Ahead (video)

Roots Action held a news conference today on “NATO and U.S. Foreign Policy: Dangers Ahead.” Speakers:Matthew Hoh: Former State Department official,...
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Video: Cirque de Kabul (RT Documentary)

Welcome to the Mobile Mini Circus for Children in Afghanistan! It's an oasis of joy and creativity amid poverty and never-ending war. Here, Afghan...

Dreaming Big About the US Military

Let’s build two new faulty aircraft carriers at the same time. Even before the bugs with the first one are worked out. ...

Defense for Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange

For so long, we have been pushed out from democracy. Our elected officials and political parties, both Republicans and Democrats, have been undermining the...

Empire of Chaos in Hybrid War Overdrive – Consortiumnews

The Trump administration’s foreign policy may be easily deconstructed as a crossover between The Sopranos and late-night comedy, writes Pepe...

The Destruction of Freedom: Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange And The Corporate Media

In 2010, US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning was given a 35-year prison sentence after she had leaked more than 700,000 confidential US State Department...

The Right Book at the Right Time

If Vladimir Putin really wanted to hurt the United States he’d send Russian bombers to drop copies of Ron Ridenour’s Russian Peace Threat: Pentagon...

The Ghost of Fascism in the Post-Truth Era

Image by Nathaniel St. Clair We do not live in a post-truth world and never have. On the contrary, we live in a pre-truth world...

Whose Blood, Whose Treasure? – Consortiumnews

America’s senior generals find no exits from endless war, writes William J. Astore for TomDispatch. By William J. AstoreTomDispatch.com “Veni, Vidi, Vici,” boasted...

Sen. Schumer seeks to rename Senate office building after ‘American hero’ McCain — RT...

In a tribute to the late US senator – and ardent warhawk – John McCain, Senate...

The US’s Senior Generals Find No Exits From Endless War

“Veni, Vidi, Vici,” boasted Julius Caesar, one of history’s great military captains. “I came, I saw, I conquered.” Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton echoed that...

The Trump Phenom – LewRockwell

US Decision to Deny Visas to ICC Officials Is an Authoritarian Act

The Trump administration has barred International Criminal Court (ICC) investigators from entering the United States. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that the...

Borders should be ‘respected,’ says George W. Bush, ex-president who invaded & bombed 4+...

Borders are not imaginary lines and must be respected by all, former president George W. Bush...

‘What Is Terrorism?’ NYT Asks—but Offers No Answers

by Joshua Cho The New York Times story (3/7/19) called the query in the headline a “fundamental question”—but never gave readers anyone’s definition of “terrorism.” “What...

A Match Made in Hell

The conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence of the Military-Industrial...

Roaming Charges: Straighten Up and Fly Right

Haida eagle totem pole, British Columbia. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + Few things have made me more despairing about the future of the country than...

School Shooters and Drones – Consortiumnews

Allegra Harpootlian links gun violence at home to U.S. wars abroad. By Allegra HarpootlianTomDispatch.com In the wake of the Feb. 14, 2018, mass...

US imposes visa bans on ICC personnel over probe into Afghan war crimes

Washington has threatened to restrict visas for International Criminal Court (ICC) personnel looking into the US military's alleged war crimes in Afghanistan. Read more

On the Death of Guantanamo Detainee 10028

Torture, secret confessions and recantations, an ominous email, a mysterious death, a detainee found hanging in a recreation yard outside his cell in the...

Trump’s Backward Move on Drone Civilian Casualties – Consortiumnews

An unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over southern Afghanistan.(AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth)By Daniel R. Brunstetter,University of California, IrvineThe Conversation When it comes to drones and warfare, the U.S....

US and Iranian Hardliners Continue the Suffering – Consortiumnews

Ann Wright reports on a citizen peace delegation’s recent trip to Iran, which included a meeting with the country’s foreign...

42 Organizations Urge Support for AUMF Repeal

On March 13, a diverse group of 42 organizations from across the political spectrum sent a letter to Chairman Elliot Engel (NY-16) and Ranking...

US, Taliban reach 'draft agreement' in latest round of talks in Doha

The US and Taliban negotiators have ended their latest round of negotiations in Doha, with both sides hailing progress in talks. Read more

Pentagon plans to spend $2.6 billion on developing hypersonic weaponry — RT USA News

The US defense budget proposal for FY 2020 boasts a record-breaking research and development request, as...

Trump Budget Would Cut Spending for Nearly Every Agency Except Pentagon

The budget request President Trump released on Monday represents a conservative vision taken to the extreme. It would shoot military spending skyward while dismantling...

Trump Budget Would Cut Spending for Nearly Every Agency Except Pentagon

The budget request President Trump released on Monday represents a conservative vision taken to the extreme. It would shoot military spending skyward while dismantling...

A Tale of Two Incarcerated Women – Consortiumnews

Chelsea Manning has done a great service in finally stripping away the last vestige of excuse from the figures who...

Daniel Ellsberg Praises Chelsea Manning After She Is Jailed Again

U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been sent back to jail after refusing to answer questions before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and its...

Daniel Ellsberg Praises Chelsea Manning After She Is Jailed Again

U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been sent back to jail after refusing to answer questions before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and its...

Judging U.S. War Crimes

Chelsea Manning, who bravely exposed atrocities committed by the U.S. military, is again imprisoned in a U.S. jail. On International Women’s Day, March 8,...

Judging U.S. War Crimes

Chelsea Manning, who bravely exposed atrocities committed by the U.S. military, is again imprisoned in a U.S. jail. On International Women’s Day, March 8,...

Judging U.S. War Crimes | Dissident Voice

Chelsea Manning, who bravely exposed atrocities committed by the U.S. military, is again imprisoned in a U.S. jail. On International Women’s Day, March 8,...

Chelsea Manning’s Fight Against the Grand Jury Exposes Battle for Free Speech

The former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was sent to jail Friday for refusing to answer questions relating to WikiLeaks 2010 disclosures at...

The Blindness of Empire

Unnamed photographer for US Military “The essence of capitalism is to turn nature into commodities and commodities into capital. The live green earth is transformed...

The Blindness of Empire

Unnamed photographer for US Military “The essence of capitalism is to turn nature into commodities and commodities into capital. The live green earth is transformed...

U.S. Imperialism vs the Rule of Law

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The world faces many overlapping crises: regional political crises from Kashmir to Venezuela; brutal wars that rage on in Afghanistan,...

Mainstream media would care if this was Russia — RT USA News

Does the American media care that a whistleblower was hauled off to jail for refusing to...

Chelsea Manning Is Jailed After Refusal to Answer Questions

Editor’s Note: Manning has since been taken into police custody.Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning expressed no regrets Thursday when she revealed that she faces a...

The Pentagon’s ‘Ides of March’

An earlier version of this article was published on March 13, 2013. Updated March 2, 2019. *** There are ongoing military threats against Venezuela. Is a...

The Pentagon’s ‘Ides of March’

An earlier version of this article was published on March 13, 2013. Updated March 2, 2019. *** There are ongoing military threats against Venezuela. Is a...

Chelsea Manning Faces Contempt Hearing After Refusal to Answer Grand Jury Questions

Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning expressed no regrets Thursday when she revealed that she faces a contempt hearing— and possible jail time—after declining to answer...

The Great Con of American Patriotism, with Ron Kovic and Maj. Danny Sjursen

From TruthDig and KCRW: American soldiers born decades apart in the state of New York, Ron Kovic and Maj. Danny Sjursen are two crucial dissenting...

The Syrian Troop Withdrawal That Wasn’t

After calling for all U.S. troops to be pulled out of Syria, President Trump is now in favor of keeping a “small…stabilizing force” there....

Reunion story of dad & daughter BOTH deployed to Iraq recalls ‘forever war’ —...

A seemingly patriotic story on the National Guard’s news site – of a father and daughter...

Wife of Al-Qaeda chief wins human rights case after claims UK airport police violated...

The wife of one of Al-Qaeda's top recruiters in Europe had her human rights breached...

Chelsea Manning Challenges Federal Grand Jury Subpoena, Support Committee Issues Statement in Solidarity

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Chelsea Manning has been summoned to appear and give testimony before a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia...

Graham hints at war hours after Trump-Kim summit stalls — RT USA News

Sen. Lindsey Graham is already saber-rattling at North Korea less than a day after President Donald...

From Late Victorian Holocausts to 21st Century Imperialism: Crocodile Tears for Venezuela

On 26 February, Stephen Hickey, UK political coordinator at the United Nations, delivered a statement at the Security Council briefing on Venezuela that put...

State of War Video on America’s Forever Wars

Eric Garris Posted on February 27, 2019 An excellent 13-minute video on America’s wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Syria,...

Twitter schools UK Foreign Sec over ‘media freedom’ message — RT UK News

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s tweet about a media freedom event was met with swift...

Trump Talks Peace With Taliban – Will Neocons Go Nuts?

While all eyes are on the Trump/Kim talks in Hanoi, the US Administration is continuing peace talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban...
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Video: 2018 was deadliest year for Afghan civilians in a decade – UN

A new UN report says that 2018 was the deadliest year in a decade for civilians in Afghanistan. Some 4000 were killed. The report...

A Call to Halt an Illegal Invasion of Venezuela

It seems like every time I pick up a newspaper or go online, our country is starting another war. As a veteran of both...

National Guard Filling Gaps in All-Volunteer Army – Consortiumnews

In the era of forever wars, recruits who are lured by substantial rewards can sign up for more than they...

‘The Afghan Government Is as Corrupt as Governments Come’ – CounterSpin interview with Phyllis...

Janine Jackson interviewed Phyllis Bennis about the possibility of ending the Afghan War for the February 15, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a...

Can Maduro Emulate Castro and Assad to Keep NATO’s Imperialist Hands Off Venezuela?

(Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office) Imperial logic I: External crises distract from internal ones Empires...

US “Counterterror” Missions Target 40 Percent of the Planet

In September 2001, the Bush administration launched the “Global War on Terror.” Though “global” has long since been dropped from the name, as it...

Walter B. Jones Restoring Power to Congress Act Would Repeal the 2001 AUMF

In his work opposing United States wars overseas, Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), before his death Sunday, put much effort into seeking a repeal of...

National Guard Recruits Sign On for “Once a Month” — Then Sent to War

A young friend is seriously considering joining her state’s National Guard. She’s a world-class athlete, but also a working-class woman from a rural background...

Analysts doubt UK military will get ‘hard’ post-Brexit — RT UK News

UK defense chief Gavin Williamson cited a Russian resurgence in claiming the British military must...

Fox host says he hasn’t washed hands in 10 yrs, Twitter freaks out (VIDEO)...

Fox & Friends host Pete Hegseth made a truly extraordinary remark on Sunday’s program that has...

Antiwar Republican Congressman Walter Jones Dies After Long Illness

Rep. Walter Jones, one of the most consistently antiwar members of Congress, has died at age 75 after an extended...

US prepares full Syria withdrawal by end of April unless something changes Trump’s mind...

All US forces will be withdrawn from Syria by the end of April, unless the Trump...

Meeting in Moscow: The Taliban Meets the Afghan Opposition

It had the semblance of a play lacking key actors.  They were deemed the difficult ones, and a decision was made to go through...

Oil, Agriculture and Imperialism: Averting the Fast-Track to Armageddon?

US National Security Advisor John Bolton has more or less admitted that the ongoing destabilisation of Venezuela is about grabbing its oil. He recently stated: “We’re...

The Progressive Except Palestine Problem – Consortiumnews

The Jewish community has a special responsibility to fight Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian lands, says Marjorie Cohn. By Marjorie CohnTruthout As...

The U.S.’s 68th Regime Change Disaster

In his masterpiece, Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II, William Blum, who died in December 2018, wrote chapter-length accounts...

Intel Chiefs Use “Global Threat” Report to Uphold US War Machine

The corporate media’s reporting on the testimonies of Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and the directors of CIA, NSA and FBI on their...

Liberal host Bill Maher makes ‘racist’ fried chicken retort to black Republican congressman —...

The media personality made the uncalled-for joke in the middle of a heated, but unrelated, exchange...

Pelosi draws line in the sand on border budget ahead of potential second shutdown...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared a pre-emptive victory in her first post-shutdown press conference, sticking to...

Trump vs. the Spy Czars

William J. Astore on the Absurdity of America’s Afghan War

The ongoing absurdity of America’s Afghan War was captured in two headlines today from my New York Times feed. Here’s the first: NEWS ANALYSISTaliban Talks...

Max Boot goes full ‘White Man’s Burden’ in WaPo op-ed, sparking mass jaw-dropping —...

Neocon pundit Max Boot defended the unwinnable US “forever wars” in the Middle East in an...

Remembering Howard Zinn and His Antiwar Message Nearly a Decade Later

Photo Credit: Luke HendersonIt’s been nearly 10 years since the death of Air Force bombardier turned Historian and activist Howard Zinn, whose antiwar rhetoric...

Afghan Peace – LewRockwell

Antiwar Republican Congressman Walter Jones in Hospice Care

Rep. Walter Jones, one of the most consistently antiwar members of Congress, is gravely ill and has entered hospice care. The...

Michelle Alexander Is Right About Israel-Palestine

As a progressive Jew, I find that many of my family members and friends are still what we call “PEP” — progressive except Palestine....

Second-Round Stakes Higher for Trump and Kim – Consortiumnews

The North Korea leader obviously wants a deal, writes Patrick Lawrence, which gives the U.S. a historic opportunity next month. By...

Assange Attempts to Unmask US Extradition Effort With Legal Challenge Against Trump Administration

Attorneys for Julian Assange on Wednesday filed a legal challenge that aims to block extradition and force the Trump administration to unseal secret charges...

Ready or not, State of the Union is happening ‘on time & on location’...

US President Donald Trump has informed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that he will show...

Single Payer Gold Standard HR 676 Rest in Peace

HR 676, the gold standard single payer legislation for the past sixteen years, is no longer. The House Democrats have decided that their single payer...

4 men arrested in New York state while ‘preparing to bomb’ Muslim settlement —...

Four men, three of them teenagers, were arrested and charged with plotting to attack the reclusive...

Ex-soldier sues British Army after contracting chronic disease from animal excrement — RT UK...

In what could be a landmark case, a former soldier is suing the UK’s Ministry...

Top 7 fake ‘collusion’ stories the media pushed — RT USA News

BuzzFeed’s ‘bombshell’ claim last week that Donald Trump told ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to congress...

Top 7 fake ‘collusion’ stories the media pushed — RT USA News

BuzzFeed’s ‘bombshell’ claim last week that Donald Trump told ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to congress...

Trump is trying to get me killed!

Trump cancels Pelosi’s foreign trips over shutdown — RT USA News

President Donald Trump has canceled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s upcoming trips to Belgium, Egypt and Afghanistan,...

Trump cancels plans for Mnuchin & Pompeo to visit forum — RT USA News

The high-ranking delegation of US officials will not be flying to the World Economic Forum in...

Rapper Cardi B explains US government shutdown — RT USA News

Rapper and TV personality Cardi B ventured into the debate over US government shutdown with an...

UK govt fights release of docs on its involvement in radio drama on counter-extremism...

The UK government is fighting to prevent the publication of docs that would reportedly show...

‘Russiagate’ investigator crowdfunds ‘fact-finding’ trip…to Hawaii — RT USA News

One ‘Russiagate’ researcher wants to crowdfund a trip to “investigate” 2020 Democratic contender Tulsi Gabbard in...

Bases, Bases, Everywhere … Except in Pentagon’s Report – Consortiumnews

These installations exist somewhere between light and shadow, writes Nick Turse. While acknowledged as foreign military outposts, they are excluded from...

‘When did the Democratic party become neocons?’– Tucker Carlson — RT USA News

After the mainstream media and establishment Democrats piled on President Trump for even considering pulling the...

Trump’s Biggest Lie?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org INTRODUCTION (NOTE: Remarks from U.S. President Donald Trump that will be considered as representing possibly his biggest lie will here...

Refugees Are in the English Channel Because of Western Interventions in the Middle East

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair A black rubber inflatable boat was found abandoned earlier this week on the shingle at Dungeness on the Kent coast. Eight men, reportedly...

The Chickens Come Home to Roost

... in Syria The fact is, the U.S. interventions in the Middle East since 9/11–especially the illegal, immoral war on Iraq based on lies—has, as...

‘Homosexual extremists’ remarks come back to bite 2020 hopeful Tulsi Gabbard — RT USA...

Digging through a political opponent’s history for dirt has become an American tradition and 2020 Democratic...

China and the Uyghurs – LewRockwell

Ron Paul blasts Bolton, Pompeo for undermining Trump — RT USA News

Former Congressman Ron Paul has come out swinging against neoconservative voices in President Trump’s cabinet. John...

The Wrong Kind of Unity Against Trump

As the New Year dawned, Donald Trump’s regime appeared to be coming apart at the seams. The billionaire’s tariffs against China and threats to fire the...

Trump’s Neocons – LewRockwell

Women Politicals of the American Empire

There have been many women dissenters who have been jailed by the American government as political prisoners.  There are women in jail now who...

Is Donald Trump an Asteroid?

Sixty-six million years ago, so the scientists tell us, an asteroid slammed into this planet. Landing on what’s now Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, it gouged out...

Veteran reporter quits NBC with biting critique of corporate newsroom — RT USA News

NBC News has given endless war and ‘destructive’ intelligence agencies a free pass, all while fixating...

Resistance Apes Trump in Weaponizing Amnesia

Making the social media rounds at the moment is a transcription of Rachel Maddow’s “utterly terrifying” and “deeply chilling” take on one tidbit from...

Seven Gates of Damascus and Concrete Walls of Kabul

Syria and Afghanistan. Two terrible wars, two mighty destructions, but two absolutely opposite outcomes. In Syria, it may be autumn now, but almost the entire country...
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Video: Afghan families dealing with homes destroyed in fight against ISIS

Residents of #Afghanistan's eastern province of #Nangarhar have had to deal with the loss of their homes following extensive fighting between the ... Via Youtube

Women now control America’s military-industrial complex — RT USA News

It’s not just Congress that’s seeing more and more female faces as of late. Women have...

Trump mulls ex-senator Jim Webb, opponent of Middle East wars, as Mattis replacement –...

The Trump administration is reportedly considering Jim Webb, a former Democratic senator opposed to the Iraq...

Neocons Rage: International (And Domestic) Support for Trump’s Syria Pullout

The mainstream press coverage of President Trump’s announcement that he would be removing US troops from Syria has been unanimously apocalyptic. Journos who until...

The Mattis Dilemma – LewRockwell

Trump refuses to budge in shutdown standoff — RT USA News

As garbage piles up in Washington, DC due to government shutdown, US President Donald Trump said...

Col. Douglas Macgregor: We Don’t Win Wars Anymore

Col. Douglas Macgregor explains to Tucker Carlson why leaving Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan is key to the security of the United States: The post Col....

Trump Says Something Smart About Ending the Afghan War, Media Pounce

Okay, so it wasn’t the most articulate statement, but the president of the United States correctly said that the USSR...

Trump wants ‘insane’ public releases of Pentagon watchdog reports to end — RT USA...

US President Donald Trump has slammed the Pentagon's inspector-general for releasing reports about Iraq and Afghanistan...

Trump blasts ‘dumb’ Gen. McChrystal on Twitter after Syria criticism — RT USA News

US President Donald Trump has hit back at retired General Stanley McChrystal, who he said was...

Have the Manhood To Be a Coward

Have the Manhood To Be a Coward

Have the Manhood To Be a Coward

US Strategic Command boasts about its bombs in disturbing New Year message — RT...

The world is ringing-in 2019 with good cheer, but the US Strategic Command (STRATCOM) has a...

an Act of Political Realism

President Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria is being denounced by an impressive range of critics claiming that it is a surrender...

Mattis jabs president in farewell message to Pentagon employees — RT USA News

Outgoing US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis used his last day on the job to take...

Trump Ran Scared to Iraq

As migrant tide hits UK shores, authorities blame social media — RT UK News

UN and UK authorities are blaming social media for enabling illegal migration into Europe, claiming...

Worse than Obsolete: NATO Creates Enemies

NATO’s and the US military’s desecration of corpses, attacks on wedding parties, mosques, hospitals and market places — along with the bombing of allied...

Retired Gen. McChrystal slams ‘immoral liar’ Trump for pulling out of Syria, says ISIS...

Retired General Stanley McChrystal became the latest military heavyweight to round on the US president for...

Beware When Men of War Come to the Rescue

When a general popularly known as James “Mad Dog” Mattis abandons a really mad American president, you know something has fallen off the edge in Washington. Since...

False alarm? Trump hasn’t ordered Afghan troop withdrawal, WH official says — RT USA...

There’s been no order from the US president to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, a White...

Bring the Troops Home — But Stop the Bombing, Too

As our nation debates the merits of President Trump’s call for withdrawing US troops from Syria and Afghanistan, absent from the debate is the...

Media bashes Trump for ‘doxxing’ Navy Seals & troops for MAGA hats — RT...

Pundits who bemoaned President Donald Trump wasn’t visiting troops overseas on Christmas lamented when he did...

The Self-Genocide – LewRockwell

A Year of Forever War in Review

Leave it to liberals to pin their hopes on the oddest things. In particular, they seemed to find post-Trump solace in the strange combination...

Who Was Secretly Behind America’s Invading and Occupying Syria?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The invasion and occupation of Syria by tens of thousands of jihadists who were recruited from around the world...

The United States Refuse To Fight

Chilling Blackwater ad triggers fears of Trump seeking to privatize Mideast wars — RT...

Blackwater, the controversial US private security company, has flagged its intent to resume business, taking out...

Bring the Troops Home, But Also Stop the Bombing

As our nation debates the merits of President Trump’s call for withdrawing US troops from Syria and Afghanistan, absent from the debate is the...

Is new acting Pentagon boss a ‘fox in henhouse’ or easily bullied yes-man? —...

Patrick Shanahan will find become acting defense secretary as of January 1, after President Donald Trump...

Veterans For Peace Statement on Withdrawal of US Troops From Syria

Veterans For Peace is pleased to hear that President Trump has ordered a total withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, where they had no...
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Video: Putin on US withdrawal from Syria & fight against ISIS

Putin: Trump 'right' to pull out of Syria, but wonders how, considering US' 17+ years in Afghanistan. #PutinPresser https://on.rt.com/9kwp RT LIVE ... Via Youtube

Trump says anyone else but himself would be media’s ‘hero’ for Syria withdrawal —...

US President Donald Trump has complained that he receives the wrong kind of special treatment from...

A Christmas Miracle? USA Stopping a War?

President Trump has “commander in chiefed” an end to the illegal US role in the war in Syria. And there are reports the Commander...

Trump, Troop Withdrawals, and Winning the 2020 Election

Good news: President Trump is withdrawing troops from Syria and Afghanistan. While the President’s stated reason for the Syrian withdrawal – that Isis is...

Send the Mad Dog to the Corporate Kennel – Consortiumnews

“Mad Dog” Mattis was famous for quipping, “It’s fun to shoot some people.” It remains a supreme irony that...

Send a Message to the White House!

Complaining to them doesn’t usually do much good, but when Donald Trump does something right and important like order troops...

Rebuking Trump’s Foreign Policy, Secretary of Defense James Mattis Resigns

AMY GOODMAN: We begin today’s show looking at Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who has announced he’s resigning at the end of February, while...

Will America’s Longest War Finally Come to an End?… Let’s Hope So

Over the last few days, President Trump has shocked just about everyone. First a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, and then a...

Does Trump Lie to Say ‘We have defeated ISIS in Syria’?

Eric Zuesse At 11:52AM on Wednesday, December 19th, CBS News headlined "White House orders Pentagon to pull troops from Syria immediately” and reported that, “Rep....

Which Nations Are State Sponsors of Terrorism?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On 30 December 2009, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent a cable (subsequently released to the public by WikiLeaks)...

Fury in Washington as Trump announces withdrawal from Syria — RT USA News

President Donald Trump’s decision to declare ISIS defeated and order a full US withdrawal from Syria...

Fury in Washington as Trump announces withdrawal from Syria — RT USA News

President Donald Trump’s decision to declare ISIS defeated and order a full US withdrawal from Syria...

Fury in Washington as Trump announces withdrawal from Syria — RT USA News

President Donald Trump’s decision to declare ISIS defeated and order a full US withdrawal from Syria...

Pentagon ready to ‘admit problem’ of rampant Special Forces crimes – report — RT...

After a string of horrific PR disasters saw elite US soldiers arrested for drugs, abuse, rape...

William Blum, US Policy Critic Derided by NYT, Dies at 85

by Jim Naureckas The New York Times (12/11/18) takes posthumous potshots at a historian who documented the history of US intervention that the Times often...

A World of Multiple Detonators of Global Wars

We face a world of multiple wars some leading to direct global power conflagrations and others that begin as regional conflicts but quickly spread...

Imagine a World Without War, Where Migrants Are Welcomed, Where Women Are Not Targets

Not often does good news come on International Human Rights Day—December 10. It is mostly a somber occasion, a day to reflect on the...

Pompeo blasted for hypocrisy on Twitter after saying Russia ‘squandering’ public funds on military...

A tweet posted by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemning the landing of two Russian...

Foreign Policy Arrogance Undermines Our National Security

Pride goeth before the fall, we are told in the Bible. Unfortunately pride and arrogance are the lynchpins of our...
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Video: Pakistan agrees to US request for Taliban talks assistance despite financial aid spat

Pakistan has finally agreed to a U.S. request - for assistance in bringing the Taliban, to peace talks in Afghanistan. RT LIVE ... Via Youtube

Trump nominates Gen. Mark Milley as chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff — RT...

Donald Trump has nominated Mark Milley as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The four-star...

U.S. the World’s Invasion Nation

How Big Brother Grips Americans’ Minds to Support Invasions Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On November 29th, Gallup headlined “Democrats Lead Surge in Belief U.S....

The Mean, Rough Legacy of George H.W. Bush

The triumphal and counter-factual celebrating of President George H.W. Bush as an “honorable” leader who evoked kindness and “civility” raises a potently crucial question:...
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Video: No preconditions: Kabul ready for Taliban peace talks

Afghanistan is ready to negotiate peace with the #Taliban without any preconditions, including drafting a new constitution, a high-ranking government official ... Via Youtube
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Video: Pentagon nominee: ‘Unsustainable’ losses in US-trained Afghan army

The nominee to lead U.S. Central Command in charge of Afghanistan operations, has revealed to the Senate that Afghan army losses are "unsustainable". Via Youtube

From Central America to Syria: The Conspiracy Against Refugees

Watching the ongoing debate between US liberal and right-wing pundits on US mainstream media, one rarely gets the impression that Washington is responsible for...

MP bemoans lack of interest in violence — RT UK News

In a bid to persuade young people to join the army, veteran and Tory MP...

What it means to be a US drone operator in ‘war on terror’ —...

They sit in rooms resembling hi-tech shipping containers. Joysticks in hand, they spend hours watching grainy...

‘Can we spend national holiday without killing something?’ Lee Camp takes on food and...

In this week’s episode, Lee takes on Big Agriculture and the War on Terror, asking how...

Make Moscow evil again! UK general claims Russia is worse than ISIS — RT...

As Islamic State is on the retreat in the Middle East, the mantra of 'evil...
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Video: Reverse effect: Number of global Jihadists quadrupled since ‘War on Terror’ began

Afghanistan now feels like a more dangerous place than it did four years ago - according to the leader of a US congressional delegation...

Mission accomplished? Number of Sunni terrorists worldwide quadrupled from Sept 11, 2001 – study...

Despite Washington’s extremely costly worldwide ‘War on Terror’, nearly four times as many Sunni Islamic militants...
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Video: Costs of War: 17 Years After 9/11, Nearly Half a Million People Have...

https://democracynow.org - Nearly half a million people have died from violence in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan since George W. Bush declared a “war on...

Pakistan’s Fight Against Extremism at Home Rebuffed by Trump – Consortiumnews

Washington would be wise to engage the new Pakistani administration to help fight extremism at home and bring about reasonable...

Climate Change Action Would Kill Imperialism

Photo Source Molly Adams | CC BY 2.0 Climate change action would kill imperialism, and that is why we can’t have it in America. American political...

Pakistan’s Fight Against Extremism Rebuffed by Trump – Consortiumnews

Washington would be wise to engage the new Pakistani administration to help fight extremism at home and bring about reasonable...

Navy SEALs and Marines charged in Green Beret’s murder — RT US News

Two Navy SEALs and two Marine Raiders have been charged with murder after an Army Green...

Navy SEALs and Marines charged in Green Beret’s murder — RT US News

Two Navy SEALs and two Marine Raiders have been charged with murder after an Army Green...

New Study: War on Terror Cost $5.9 Trillion (and Counting). Do You Feel Safe?

Seventeen years of “war on terror” has cost the United States nearly six trillion dollars. How are we doing? Any...

There’d Be No Crisis at the Border Without Trump’s Troops

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling to McAllen, Texas, today to visit some of the thousands of troops deployed at the U.S.-Mexico border by...

War hawks mourn ‘underfunded’ US military that could ‘lose next war’ against Russia or...

Although Washington spends more on its military than the next ten countries combined, a bipartisan commission...

What’s the damage? War on terror price-tag about to top $6 TRILLION, and it’s...

With the longest war in US history now dragging into its 17th year, Americans are looking...

The American Dance of Life: A Handful of Unrelated but Connected Notes on the...

Diego Rivera’s painting at the beginning of this article is called “Gloriosa victoria” (“Glorious Victory”) and was done by him in 1954 as a...

the Government’s War on Military Veterans

Photo Source Patrick Trujillo – Photography | CC BY 2.0 “For soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, coming home is more lethal than being in...

Filming in the Most Depressing City on Earth: Jakarta

It stinks, it is the most polluted city on earth, but that is not the most terrible thing about it. You can drive for ten...

‘Outstanding soldier’ was recruiter for British neo-Nazi terrorist group — RT UK News

An ‘outstanding soldier’ was at the centre of neo-Nazi terrorists’ attempts to recruit inside the...

Will the War Stories Ever End?

Originally posted at TomDispatch. Death-by-ally: now that, by definition, is a fate from hell. You might at least imagine that such “insider attacks” – in...
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Video: Moscow hosts Afghan peace talks, Taliban attends

Afghanistan #Taliban Highly anticipated Afghan peace talks are underway in Moscow. A dozen countries were invited to take part, and the Taliban is also...

Ashton Kutcher admits he broke gun laws while tweeting about need for gun laws...

Actor Ashton Kutcher inadvertently proved the point of gun rights advocates everywhere in a tweet he...

Tragedy strikes twice for California shooting survivors who witnessed Las Vegas massacre — RT...

Survivors of last year’s massacre at the Route 91 country music festival in Las Vegas were...

Is NATO Protecting My Granddaughter in Norway?

Photo Source Official U.S. Navy Page | CC BY 2.0 Like all grandparents, I worry about my offspring. As President Trump and John Bolton continually...

MI6 knew that terror-suspect was tortured into giving false Iraq-Al-Qaeda info

UK ministers relied on questions from a tortured terror suspect to make their case for...

A Badge of Shame: The Government’s War on America’s Military Veterans

by John W. Whitehead / November 6th, 2018 For soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, coming home is more lethal than being in combat. ― Brené...

A Badge of Shame – LewRockwell

Why the Saudi-US Crisis Will Pass – Consortiumnews

U.S.-Saudi ties have withstood crises in the past and will withstand this one, says As’ad AbuKhalil. Washington and Rihyad Have Had...

US border reinforced ahead of caravan approach (VIDEOS) — RT US News

Sharp barbed wire fences are being erected along the US-Mexico border as thousands of US troops,...

‘Enrolled to fight in Mideast’, not defend borders? NYT roasted over anti-Trump cartoon of...

A New York Times editorial cartoon mocking US President Donald Trump’s orders to send troops to...

Why aren’t more young people involved in the anti-war movement?

CODEPINK protesters at the Women’s March on the Pentagon this October. (Photo courtesy of Jodie Evans) What comes to mind when you hear the words...

‘Better call Saul’ actor admits he cut own arm off, lied about being a...

A New Mexico-based actor has admitted to cutting his own arm off and posing as a...

The Hypocrisy of the United States, Cuba Edition

Photo by Nathaniel St. Clair One can only marvel at the blatant, outrageous hypocrisy of the United States. This is on clear display in many...

OPINION: CBS’s & NPR’s Rabidly False ‘News’ About the Khashoggi Case

Eric Zuesse CBS It’s a lie to say, as CBS ‘News’ did on October 24th, that Saudi Crown Prince Salman couldn’t have done what Turkey says...

‘International terrorism’ funded through US ‘food stamps’ program – report — RT US News

A new report from an American think tank claims government food assistance dollars have been used...

The Earthquake in International Alliances

• Author’s Note: (Update about the Khashoggi case, posted at end.) America’s international alliances are transforming in fundamental ways. The likelihood of World War III...

The Earthquake in International Alliances

• Author’s Note: (Update about the Khashoggi case, posted at end.) America’s international alliances are transforming in fundamental ways. The likelihood of World War III...

William J. Astore on A Perpetual War Machine

Scientists tell us a perpetual motion machine is impossible (that pesky 2nd law of thermodynamics about entropy), but America’s leaders are proving a perpetual...

Anniversary of Afghan Invasion Passes With Little Attention

We’re already two years past the crystal anniversary and eight years short of the silver one, or at least we would be, had it...

The Earthquake in International Alliances

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org (UPDATE about the Khashoggi case, posted at end.) America’s international alliances are transforming in fundamental ways. The likelihood of World...

Why Is Russiagate Rumbling Into the 2018 Midterms?

New Yorker (10/1/18) The November 6 midterms are fast approaching, yet much of the media is still looking back to the 2016 elections, and specifically...

‘I won’t let us go down without a serious s**t fight,’ says Tory MP...

A Tory MP has labeled Theresa May’s Conservatives a “s**t show,” declaring that if he...

Nonviolent Afghans Bring a Breath of Fresh Air

by Dr. Hakim Young / October 17th, 2018 Iqbal Khyber and Badshah Khan bring a breath of fresh air Grade 12 Afghan student Jamila Omary asked,...

DC hawk reinvents self as trans woman — RT US News

A neoconservative policy hawk has brought the transgender revolution to the world of Washington, DC think...

Trump under pressure to stop arms sales to ‘good partner’ Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi...

As public pressure mounts on the Trump administration to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia over...

US military grounds its entire fleet of F-35 fighter jets in the wake of...

The entire fleet of F-35 fighter jets has been grounded to inspect the aircraft for suspected...
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Video: Afghan civilian casualties from suicide attacks soar 46% in 2018 – UN report

A UN report notes an appalling increase in the number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan. Victims from bombings using Improvised Explosive Devices, or IEDs,...

The Right and Neoliberals Get Away With Murder Because They Can

Photo Source Becker1999 | CC BY 2.0 Every time that the Trump administration or the Congress take another egregious position, or enact some inhumane new...

Army investigating Tommy Robinson’s photo op with troops, activist vows support for ‘British heroes’...

The British army is investigating after soldiers were filmed with far-right figure Tommy Robinson, chanting...

Islamophobia Under Trump: The New McCarthyism

These days, our global political alliances seem to shift with remarkable rapidity, as if we were actually living in George Orwell’s 1984. Are we...

How – and Why – We Do What We Do

Dear Antiwar.com Readers, Every day readers send Antiwar.com fan mail and we are grateful for it. Thank you. You know we appreciate it. Invariably, someone...

Trump Admin Follows Corporate Media Playbook for War With Iran

John Bolton (BBC, 9/26/18): “Let my message today be clear: We are watching, and we will come after you.” Three years ago, as Americans debated...

Pentagon’s ‘self-defense’ means war anywhere, any time. But there’s a call to regulate war...

A post-9/11 act grants the president authority to wage foreign wars with few restrictions. However, Democrats...

Fool’s Errand EPUB Now Available

The electronic version of my book is now available on Barnes and Noble, Apple Books (no link, but it’s there on...

Marine F-35 crashes in South Carolina, first such accident ever — RT US News

A F-35B has crashed in South Carolina, five miles outside the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station....

Crumbling dominance: US aircraft carriers in worst shape in decades

The US Navy’s aircraft carriers, a key tool in projection of military power, apparently spend most...
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Video: UN, Russia voice concerns at growing number of Afghan civilian deaths

READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9f77 Rocket attacks were reported in the capital of Afghanistan's southern Ghazni province during President Ashraf Ghani's visit ... Via Youtube

Turkey Now Controls Syria’s Jihadists

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Because of the U.S. Government’s repeated threats to start World War III against Russia on Syrian territory if Russia...

Trump Pushes His Destructive Iran Policy at the UN

Originally appeared on The American Conservative. Aside from being laughed at by the audience, Trump achieved very little in his speech to the U.N. General...

US ‘state terror’ in Middle East has ‘little to do with’ defending Americans, says...

The US war in Afghanistan was built on a “profitable lie” and the “state terror” perpetuated...

The Testbed for Trump’s Plan to Tear up the Rules-Based International Order

Photo Source CPT Palestine | CC BY 2.0 Nazareth Washington’s decision to intensify swingeing aid cuts to the Palestinians – the latest targets include cancer patients...
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Video: US spent $216mn to improve Afghan women’s status… yet ‘no good data’ found

The much-touted 'PROMOTE' programme - was supposed to be the biggest womens support initiative in Afghanistan - but, according to a report by a...

Grammar fail! Pompeo annoyed with State Dept’s inappropriate use of commas, staff given lessons...

There's undoubtedly a lot going on in Mike Pompeo's head at any time, from Syria to...

The United States of America: The Real Reason Why They Are Never Winning Their...

This essay is inspired by Professor James Petras’ article, describing that the US never wins wars despite trillions of investments in her war budget...

Palestinians Suffer as Trump Tears Up Rules-based Order

However ineffectual international institutions have proved, the US, like Israel, still prefers to be without them altogether Washington’s decision to intensify swingeing aid cuts to...

‘When Governments Fail to Take Action, They Step In’

Janine Jackson interviewed Jamil Dakwar on the International Criminal Court for the September 14, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

William J. Astore: War Is a Racket

I was watching the Bill Maher Show this past weekend on HBO. Generally considered a liberal and a free-thinker, Maher argued that U.S....

International Criminal Court unfazed by US threats of sanctions over Afghan war crimes probe...

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has said it will “continue to do its work undeterred,” after...

America is today’s Nazi Germany.

Eric Zuesse It’s not against Jews this time; it’s against, especially, Houthis. The U.S. and its allies — in this case mainly the Saud family who...

Washington’s ICC hypocrisy ‘without limits,’ US doesn’t care about human rights – analysts to...

Washington’s threats against the International Criminal Court (ICC) are evidence of American hypocrisy, as the US...

As Trump Commits to Endless War, Corporate Media Obsess Over Anonymous Op-Ed

Corporate media obsessed over the whodunit of an anonymous op-ed published by the New York Times (9/5/18). The anonymous New York Times op-ed  (9/5/18), purportedly...

John Bolton Escalates Blackmail to Shield US War Criminals

Once again, the United States is blackmailing countries that would send Americans to face justice in the International Criminal Court. Trump’s National Security Adviser...

U.S. Protects Al Qaeda in Syria, Proven

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker There's plenty of proof that the U.S. Government protects Al Qaeda in Syria. Right now, America is protecting...

Chelsea Manning speaks in New Zealand

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Doctrines of Impunity: John Bolton and the ICC

The Trump administration’s national security advisor John Bolton has never been a fan of international law, a concept he has found, at best, rubbery. ...
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Video: Suicide bombing in Afghan: Dozens injured, several dead

LATEST UPDATES: https://on.rt.com/9e2s A suicide bomber has detonated explosives at a protest in Eastern Afghanistan. Authorities there say at least 32 ... Via Youtube

Canadian Leftist Militarism Leaves Decency Behind

If one were to travel north through North America, with the seasons or the change in climate, harvesting crops of patriotic warmongering, the biggest...

The Path to a Progressive Foreign Policy – Consortiumnews

America’s miserable record over the past 30 years should make it clear that a serious and genuine commitment to the...

‘Maverick’ Media Use McCain Funeral to Shore Up US Imperialism

The Washington Post (9/1/18) reported on the McCain funeral as a “united defense of the Washington institutions that have been a cornerstone of American...

Bolton Threatens International Criminal Court Over Probes Into US War Crimes

Reinforcing the worldwide perception of the US as “a bully and a hegemon” that will not tolerate attempts by the global community to hold...

Event Tuesday (9/10/18): Experts Demand Review of War on Terror on 9/11 Anniversary

The following post is sponsored by The Committee for Responsible Foreign Policy (CRFP). The bipartisan initiative Committee for Responsible Foreign Policy will host an event...

The Untold Truth – LewRockwell

Bolton vows to use ‘any means’ to protect US ally Israel from ICC —...

Published time: 10 Sep, 2018 16:52 Edited time: 10 Sep, 2018 17:02 The US has announced...

US to use ‘any means’ to shield citizens & allies from war crime probes...

The US will fight back using all means necessary if the International Criminal Court ever dares...

Army vet launches t-shirts with ‘patriotic’ message for Kaepernick & Nike — RT US...

A clothing company founded by US veterans has responded to Nike’s collaboration with former NFL quarterback...

McCain Against the World

Photo Source DVIDSHUB | CC BY 2.0 In his militarist lust he was near lunacy; his ignorance: profound; he was, in many respects, conventional—numbingly conventional—on...

The Forever War – LewRockwell

MPs outdo each other with hawkish plans for Russia — RT UK News

Enlisting the help of fellow NATO members and kicking Russia off the UN Security Council...

British power on trial? Mauritius’ takes UK to court over Chagos Islands — RT...

The UK claim over an archipelago in the Indian Ocean is being challenged by Mauritius...

Beyond The DNC – Funding Hacks and Sedition

Any DNC server leak in 2016 could have been a patriotic act to counter Ukrainian Intel operators access inside the DNC and US Government...

Fake FB accounts spewing US propaganda at Cubans fit the pattern — RT US...

While the US accuses Russia of using internet trolls to sow discord, Washington is funding its...

Left Politicians’ Responses to McCain’s Death Show Promise and Peril of Electing Socialists to...

This is a tale of two tweets. The first is by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America who is expected...

Millions of Afghans Face Risks of Drought Related Displacement

Drought-affected IDP children from Badghis in front of their makeshift shelter in Kahdestan area or Injil district.Enayatullah AzadAmid a precarious security situation in Afghanistan,...

US strips Pakistan of $300mn in anti-terrorism aid — RT US News

The Pentagon has recalled $300 million of aid earmarked to support Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts, accusing Islamabad...

The Trump Administration’s Cruel Collective Punishment of the Iranian People

Originally appeared on The American Conservative. USA Today published a very extensive report on conditions inside Iran this week. Here is a description of the...

Corbyn claims NATO founded to ‘promote Cold War with Soviet Union’ in 2014 video,...

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn suggests “NATO was founded in order to promote a Cold War with...

The Sun Does Not Revolve Around the US – Consortiumnews

While visiting Galileo’s house in Florence, Jean Ranc reflected on how America thinks the world revolves around it, as it...

WaPo Uses Photo of John McCain Next to Nazi to Praise His ‘Human Rights’...

A Washington Post column (8/27/18) celebrating John McCain as a human rights “champion” was illustrated with a photo of him making common cause with...

WaPo column praises McCain as human rights champion with photo of him next to...

Mainstream US media have been singing eulogies to the late Senator John McCain after he succumbed...

The Anti-President

Photo source tristan_roddis | CC BY 2.0 “Raids by U.S. commandos in Afghanistan. (I could be talking about 2001 or 2018.) A U.S. drone strike in...

Drone Wars Unleashed in Idlib Province?

The current situation in the Syrian province of Idlib continues to alarm. Although the green buses brought to Idlib hundreds of militants from Aleppo, Deir-Ezzor,...

Senator John McCain dies of brain cancer aged 81 — RT US News

Republican Senator John McCain has died aged 81 after battling a rare form of brain cancer....

‘Patriot or warmonger?’ McCain’s track record comes under public scrutiny — RT US News

The death of John McCain caused mixed feelings and triggered a heated debate over the American...

Israel’s Last Prophet – LewRockwell

“If you don’t get my weekly column, it means I am dead,” wrote Israeli writer Uri Avnery to a friend.  As I eagerly awaited...

The Anti-President | Dissident Voice

Raids by U.S. commandos in Afghanistan. (I could be talking about 2001 or 2018.) A U.S. drone strike in Yemen. (I could be talking about...

Can Donald Trump Unite the World (Against Himself)?

One thing already seems clear in the Trump era: the world will not turn out to be the American president’s playground.  His ultra-unilateralist, rejectionist...
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Video: Rockets fired towards diplomatic area near presidential palace in Kabul

At least a dozen missiles have been fired in Kabul, with some targeting the Presidential Palace and diplomatic zone in the capital of Afghanistan....

‘Liberal’ MSNBC Runs All-Star Lineup of Awful Right-Wing Guests

MSNBC is often described as the liberal version of Fox News, delivering unabashed left-leaning content for vociferously partisan viewers. But if you looked at...

Stop Comparing Iran to the USSR

Originally appeared on The American Conservative. Frederick Kagan invokes U.S. policy towards the USSR under Reagan as the model for a similar policy towards Iran...

Afghan War A ‘Total Failure’ – Should We ‘Privatize’ It?

We are approaching the 17 year anniversary of the US war on Afghanistan. It is a slow-motion disaster, with our...

Fifteen Years of Forever Wars – Consortiumnews

Fifteen year ago Donald Rumsfeld said Afghanistan was pacified and George W. Bush said the U.S. mission in Iraq was...
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Video: Taliban rejects ceasefire during Muslim holiday, ambushes buses and kidnaps passengers

Taliban has kidnapped about 200 bus passengers in Afghanistan. That's after Afghan president offered the terroristic group a three-month ceasefire for ... Via Youtube

MSNBC Slammed for Handing Erik Prince Megaphone to Sell Trump (Again) on Privatizing Afghan...

Amid reports that President Donald Trump is "showing renewed interest" in Blackwater founder Erik Prince's plan to hand the war in Afghanistan over to...

Fool’s Errand Turns 1 – Antiwar.com Blog

My book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan came out a year ago today. It was good timing since...

Westminster targeted by terrorists for 3rd time in 18 months — RT UK News

A man ploughed his car into a security barrier outside the UK Parliament on Tuesday....

America’s Militarized Economy

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at Unz Review Donald Trump’s biggest success, thus far into his Presidency, has been his sale of $400 billion (originally $350...

If the Gaza Blockade is Bad, Does That Make Hamas Good?

Of what use are unrealized human rights to Gazan Palestinians – and what happens when an aspirational right confronts the hard reality of Hamas? I. We,...

More “Whitey on the Moon”

Trump and Pence want to spend $8 billion to establish a new branch of the U.S. armed forces, the Space Force. I have enormous respect of...

Pentagon Spending Funds the Politicians

It is sometimes said that laughter is the best medicine, and in these days of unhinged demonic tomfoolery in the White House it is...

Election Results Could be Good for Pakistan, Bad for US – Consortiumnews

The election of Imran Khan as Pakistan’s new president further underscores America’s futile military strategy in the region, argues Graham...

Punishing Iran Will Cost a Fortune

India and the State of Independence: British Colonialism Replaced by a New Hegemony

India celebrates its independence from Britain on 15 August. However, the system of British colonial dominance has been replaced by a new hegemony based...

Can Afghans Convince Us That the Method of War Isn’t Effective?

If we’re still quietly hoping that wars would end and people all over the world would get along peacefully, the dreams and demands of...
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Video: Taliban claims responsibility for NATO assault in Afghan

Three members of NATO's Resolute Support mission have been killed after a suicide bomber stuck a foreign troops patrol in eastern Afghanistan. Via Youtube

Marching for Peace: From Helmand to Hiroshima

I have just arrived in Hiroshima with a group of Japanese “Okinawa to Hiroshima peace walkers” who had spent nearly two months walking Japanese...

Marching for Peace: From Helmand to Hiroshima

I have just arrived in Hiroshima with a group of Japanese "Okinawa to Hiroshima peace walkers" who had spent nearly two months walking Japanese...
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Video: Fields of failure? Reports say US measures failed to reduce Afghan opium production

US counternarcotics policy in Afghanistan not only failed to reduce the notorious opium production, but also contributed to increased poppy cultivation due to ... Via...

US money to support Afghan irrigation ‘helped’ poppy cultivation – watchdog — RT US...

US counternarcotics policy in Afghanistan not only failed to reduce the notorious opium production, but also...

Reporting on Medicare for All Makes Media Forget How Math Works

CBS News (7/30/18) “Medicare for All,” a federally funded universal healthcare plan championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vermont–Ind.), has quickly become a key issue for...

War Is A Racket: After 17 Years and Billions Wasted, US Seeks Peace With...

Last week, US State Department officials met with Taliban leaders in Qatar. At the request of the Taliban, the US-backed...

US Preparing For War Against Iran

Jordanian immigrant convicted for ‘honor killings’ in Texas may be put to death —...

A Houston court has found a Jordanian immigrant guilty of the ‘honor killing’ of his daughter’s...

Roaming Charges: Iron Fist, Tiny Hand

+ A couple of intrepid reporters with Fox and Friends ventured down to Louisiana this week to record some oral history with Trump voters...

Prosecution of Julian Assange Is Persecution of American Ideals

Over 50 years ago, in his letter from the Birmingham Jail, addressing a struggle of the civil right era, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote,...

Experts debate UK’s policy on returning jihadists (VIDEO) — RT UK News

Rival opinions clashed in a recent RT debate on how to deal with British jihadists...

Same Strategy, Different War, Same Failed Results

In brief, you will find that the illogical direction the Pentagon and Department of State have directed this nation’s foreign affairs and military has...

The Sanctification of NATO

To the Guardian (7/10/18), NATO “ushered in a democratic, liberal world order.” Claims that US President Donald Trump is undermining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization...

House Progressives Introduce “People’s Budget”

Offering an ambitious alternative to the House GOP’s “morally bankrupt” 2019 budget proposal—which demands over $5 trillion in cuts to Social Security, Medicaid, and...

Medieval treason law should be ‘revived’ so terrorists can be punished more severely

A 14th century treason law should be renewed to allow so that terrorists could face...

Tom Woods Talks to the Mises Caucus

Click here to listen At the recent event in New Orleans sponsored by the Mises Caucus of the Libertarian Party I spoke very bluntly...

Seven Days in July – LewRockwell

Canadian Troops Head to Mali, With In-Bedded Media in Tow

To the military shaping media coverage of deployments is what roasting a marshmallow is to a summer camper’s S’mores; there isn’t one without the...
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Video: ‘America undermines Afghan sovereignty’: US General withdraws statement on Taliban talks

The General heading the US mission in Afghanistan, has reiterated remarks by the Secretary of State - on the possibility of direct talks with...

Helsinki: What did Trump want from Putin, really?

I just did a live Sputnik International radio interview about the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki. This is the essence of my answers. Trump is the...

Kirstjen Nielsen Just Wants to Protect You

Photo by AK Rockefeller | CC BY 2.0 “Mommy, what’s chutzpah?” “Sweetie, chutzpah is when the head of Homeland Security says Americans are in danger from drones, but...

The Rocky Road to Helsinki

by John V. Walsh / July 15th, 2018 This is written July 14, two days before the Helsinki summit between Presidents Trump and Putin, and...

Europe Cringes Before Emperor Trump

President Donald Trump says most summit meetings are a waste of time.  He’s so right.  Most meetings of every kind are a waste of...

Trump Marches Onward and Downward

Journalists, academics, pundits and experts have ignored the complexity of President Trump’s impact on the state of the US Empire. ...

The Shadow of Torture Behind Trump’s Britain Visit

As President Trump visits the United Kingdom, the focus has been on strained trans-Atlantic relations, his intervention in domestic politics, and massive public protests. A different, diplomatically-couched protest has...

Trump Threatens Iran With “Escalation;” Could it Spin Out of Control?

Both Trump and his hyperactive but ineffectual secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, ratcheted up their rhetoric on Iran on Thursday. In fact, Pompeo...

Lessons That Should Have Been Learned From NATO’s Destruction of L

Photo by Bernd.Brincken | CC BY 2.0 The summit meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the military alliance that is expanding its deployments of...

UK commits troops to its biggest Afghan surge since 2014 ‘pullout’ — RT UK...

Ahead of the long-anticipated NATO summit in Brussels, the UK has committed to doubling its...

Trump calls in British reinforcements as America’s longest war drags on — RT US...

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the UK will almost double its troop numbers in...

Schmucks of the World, Unite

Bojo’s gaffes as Foreign Secretary — RT UK News

As Boris Johnson resigns as the British foreign secretary, sliding the Tory government into chaos...

America Bombs, Europe Gets the Refugees. That’s Evil.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The U.S. Government (with France and a few other U.S. allies) bombs Libya, Syria, etc.; and the U.S. regime...

Former US soldier on ‘perpetual’ War on Terror (VIDEO) — RT US News

A historian and former US soldier who served tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan has called...

Ex-‘secret prison’ inmates demand inquiry — RT UK News

Former UK nationals who were tortured by US authorities in the aftermath of 9/11 are...

Abolish NATO – LewRockwell

Abolish NATO – LewRockwell

Abolish NATO – LewRockwell

‘To prevent veterans’ suicide, US should stop waging wars across the globe’ — RT...

Moral injury is the real reason why US veterans are committing suicide, as they realize all...

The Ultimate Armchair Warrior

Charles Krauthammer, the eminent US media pundit died in June 2018 at the age of 68, reportedly of cancer of the small intestine. Krauthammer was...

At least 9 injured in knife rampage in Idaho, some ‘in critical’ condition –...

A knife rampage in the state of Idaho left at least nine people injured, police confirmed....

Plumber turned Taliban-bomber guilty of planning Westminster terrorist attack faces life sentence — RT...

A British plumber turned Taliban bomb-maker has been found guilty of planning a knife attack...

The final straw? Tory colleagues give Johnson the ‘cold shoulder’ after week of gaffes

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was treated to many a “cold shoulder” and barely concealed contempt from cabinet colleagues, on his return from...

As Election Day Approached, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Removed Antiwar Foreign Policy Section From Her Website...

Updated below I was happy to see an antiwar Democrat beat the establishment Joe Crowley in New York. I had read the following...

Tony Blair calls for counter-terror cooperation with Russia — RT UK News

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has called on the UK to cooperate with Russia to...

On Purpose, In Kabul | Dissident Voice

Writing this week for the Chicago Tribune, Steve Chapman called a U.S. Government report on the war in Afghanistan “a chronicle of futility.” “The Special...

Poll of military veterans shows 80% suffer from health issues, charity head talks to...

The vast majority of military veterans suffer from mental or physical health problems, a new...

Immigration: Western Wars and Imperial Exploitation Uproot Millions

“Immigration” has become the dominant issue dividing Europe and the US, yet the most important matter which is driving millions to emigrate is...

‘Erratic’ woman removed from Spirit Airlines flight in apparent PTSD-triggered episode (VIDEO) — RT...

A distressed veteran suffering from PTSD was removed from a Spirit Airlines flight after it was...

US gets into 10 most dangerous countries for women due to #metoo

The United States is the 10th most dangerous country in the world for women when it...

Who Is Making a Killing on Killing?

Our investments are funding war, guns, and militarism at home and around the world. From our personal investments to state pension plans to university...